Pinnacle Course enhancements included updating green complexes to their original shape, size and contours by utilizing GPS coordinates gathered from Weiskopf’s original design. In addition, greens were resurfaced with A4 bentgrass and collars were resurfaced with TifGrand Bermudagrass. Bunker renovations included updating the drainage in all greenside and fairway bunkers, new bunker liners and new Pioneer bunker sand. Troon vice president of golf course development Ron Despain oversaw the project and work was performed by the club’s agronomy team led by senior agronomist Brad Anderson.
The summer 2018 enhancements to the Pinnacle Course follow a similar project conducted during the summer of 2017 on Troon North’s Monument Course. The course renovations over the last two summers were the first major changes to the award-winning property since a 2007 renovation, reconfiguration and rerouting. In 2007, under Weiskopf’s direction, the 36-hole facility was reconfigured by blending the two courses together and changing the sequence in which the holes were played.
“The course enhancements made over the past two summers have improved two already incredible golf courses in Monument and Pinnacle,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. “Hats off to Ron Despain and the agronomy team at Troon North on a job well done. Moving forward we’ll continue to refine and reinvest in our flagship facility to keep it atop the leaderboard of outstanding Arizona golf properties.”